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Braun Perspective vs. Mercator

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  Braun Perspective Mercator
Creator Carl Braun (1867) Gerardus Mercator (1569)
Group Cylindric Cylindric
Property Compromise Conformal
Other Names
  • Braun Perspective Cylindrical
Remarks Approximates Mercator, but uses a true projection.

For better comparability to Mercator, the image is clipped at about 84° North and South.
Cut off at 84° North and South
recommended comparisons Mercator Baker Dinomic
Braun Perspective
Kavraisky I
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
The Braun Perspective Cylindrical projection is a deliberate approximation towards Mercator.

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Braun Perspective
Braun Perspective Projection
Mercator
Mercator Projection

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Braun Perspective Silhouette Map
Mercator Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30° – scaled to fit

Braun Perspective
Braun Perspective Tissot Indicatrix
Mercator
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Braun Perspective
Braun Perspective Projection
Mercator
Mercator Projection

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Braun Perspective Silhouette Map
Mercator Silhouette Map

6. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30° – scaled to same width

Braun Perspective
Braun Perspective Tissot Indicatrix
Mercator
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix

7. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 15° – scaled to fit

Braun Perspective
Braun Perspective Tissot Indicatrix
Mercator
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix

8. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 15° – scaled to same width

Braun Perspective
Braun Perspective Tissot Indicatrix
Mercator
Mercator Tissot Indicatrix
 

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